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Friends of Balboa Park Awards Celebration

Virtual

Friends of Balboa Park’s Annual Awards Celebration honors the outstanding contributions and milestone accomplishments by organizations, employees, and volunteers in Balboa Park. Join us in celebrating a number of deserving recipients, including the Japanese Friendship Garden, Park Ranger Kim Duclo, Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader of Balboa Park Kristen Mihalko, and more! For more information, visit our website or call 619-232-2282.

Neighborhood: Downtown

Friends of Balboa Park
2125 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Oct 16, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Our annual San Diego Museum Month program may look a little different this year, but February remains the perfect month to discover (or re-discover) the story of San Diego as told through our diverse range of museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and more.

Join us every day in February as we explore a rich world of cultural experiences, including virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and other special museum moments you can only find in San Diego.

Follow San Diego Museum Council on social media for daily updates and happenings, and check back here soon for details. #SDMuseumMonth

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"Aaron Siskind: Mid Century Modern" focuses on photographs made by Aaron Siskind during the late 1940s and 1950s while he was interacting with the major figures of mid-twentieth century painting. The exhibition concentrates on a pivotal period when Siskind’s interest in abstraction established a new frame of reference for postwar photography in the larger precincts of art. The  installation — a portion of which will reinterpret the groupings and design of Siskind’s Egan Gallery exhibitions — will examine the relationship between Siskind’s approach to the walls of the galleries as surfaces of display and the flat surface of the works of art themselves.

The exhibition is curated by Merry Foresta, MOPA Curator-At-Large, formerly Senior Curator of Photography and Director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative.

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Balboa Park

Jan 3 - ongoing

Turn Downtown or San Diego's Balboa Park into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour Event as you compete against other teams for the best score. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

Covid Friendly outdoor activity. No tour guides to meet, no people added to your group.  Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace.

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California Tower

Oct 18, 2021 - ongoing

Join us for a uniquely-San Diego experience on a California Tower tour!

Visitors are once again able to tour the California Tower, one of San Diego’s most iconic historic landmarks. Make the climb on a 40-minute guided tour highlighting the origins of Balboa Park and the histories of some of the many diverse communities that call San Diego home. All tours culminate in breathtaking 360-degree views of San Diego from the Tower’s eighth-floor viewing deck–from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Cuyamaca Mountains in the east, and beyond.

Climb the California Tower and get a new perspective on San Diego and its history–visitors and locals alike won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience!

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2022
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Aaron Siskind: Mid Century Modern

Jan 7 - ongoing
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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Balboa Park

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California Tower

Oct 18, 2021 - ongoing
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